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Pharmacology for Nurses

A Pathophysiologic Approach

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Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach by Michael Patrick Adams
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Effectively learning pharmacology requires students to clearly see the connection between pharmacology, disease and patient care. Pharmacology for Nurses, 3e is structured to present pharmacology and pathology together, so students can more easily grasp the interrelationship between these subjects and provide a holistic perspective to patient care. A prototype approach, easy to follow presentation and extensive pedagogical aids enable students to understand key concepts and apply essential components of nursing care to drug therapy.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Core Concepts in Pharmacology Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval Chapter 2 Drug Classes and Schedules Chapter 3 Principles of Drug Administration Chapter 4 Pharmacokinetics Chapter 5 Pharmacodynamics UNIT 2 Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship Chapter 6 The Nursing Process in Pharmacology Chapter 7 Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan Chapter 8 Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy Chapter 9 Medication Errors and Risk Reduction Chapter 10 Herbal and Alternative Therapies Chapter 11 Substance Abuse Chapter 12 Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings UNIT 3 The Nervous System Chapter 13 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 14 Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia Chapter 15 Drugs for Seizures Chapter 16 Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders Chapter 17 Drugs for Psychoses Chapter 18 Drugs for the Control of Pain Chapter 19 Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia Chapter 20 Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System Chapter 21 Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders UNIT 4 The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems Chapter 22 Drugs for Lipid Disorders Chapter 23 Drugs for Hypertension Chapter 24 Drugs for Heart Failure Chapter 25 Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction Chapter 26 Drugs for Dysrhythmias Chapter 27 Drugs for Coagulation Disorders Chapter 28 Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders Chapter 29 Drugs for Shock Chapter 30 Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure Chapter 31 Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid--Base Disorders UNIT 5 The Immune System Chapter 32 Drugs for Immune System Modulation Chapter 33 Drugs for Inflammation and Fever Chapter 34 Drugs for Bacterial Infections Chapter 35 Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections Chapter 36 Drugs for Viral Infections Chapter 37 Drugs for Neoplasia UNIT 6 The Respiratory System Chapter 38 Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold Chapter 39 Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders UNIT 7 The Gastrointestinal System Chapter 40 Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease Chapter 41 Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions Chapter 42 Drugs for Nutritional Disorders UNIT 8 The Endocrine System Chapter 43 Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders Chapter 44 Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus Chapter 45 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System Chapter 46 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System UNIT 9 The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears Chapter 47 Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders Chapter 48 Drugs for Skin Disorders Chapter 49 Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders Appendix A -- ISMP's List of High-Alert Medications Appendix B -- Top 100 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions Appendix C -- Bibliography and References Appendix D - Answers Appendix E -- Calculating Doses Glossary Index

Author Biography

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson Publishing: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice. Dr. Adams obtained his Master's degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and was Dean of Health Programs at Pasco-Hernando Community College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernando Community College. Leland Norman Holland, Jr., PhD (Norm) over twenty years ago started out like many scientists, planning for a career in basic science research. Quickly he was drawn to the field of teaching in higher medical education, where he has spent most of his career since that time. Among the areas where he has been particularly effective are preparatory programs in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and allied health. Dr. Holland is both an affiliate and supporter of nursing education nationwide. He brings to the profession a depth of knowledge in biology, chemistry and medically-related subjects such as microbiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology. Dr. Holland's doctoral degree is in medical pharmacology. He is very much dedicated to the success of students and their preparation for work-life readiness. He continues to motivate students in the life-long pursuit of learning. Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services where she teaches undergraduate courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology. Her current research interests focus on improving learning for students at-risk for academic difficulties, outcomes-based education, effective educational models using computer-based learning, and service-base learning. She has also published on the ethical needs of at-risk students. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau - Epsilon Zeta chapter, Alpha Chi, the National Association for Developmental Education, National College Learning Center Association, and the College Reading and Learning Association. At Mason, she serves on the General Education Committee and the Distance Education Council.
Release date Australia
February 9th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
3rd Revised edition
Illustrations (chiefly col.)
Prentice Hall
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